New SV2 boosts Brecons bottling capacities

Leading pharmaceutical outsource packaging company Brecon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, has increased its bottling capabilities with the introduction of a new Swiftpack SV2-12-EFS to complement its existing bottling lines.

The advanced new SV2, which handles a wide range of bottle and cap designs including both screw on and push on, has been integrated into Brecon’s automatic line to provide capper, checkweigher, labeller, cartonner and bandwrapper capabilities. Both the cartonner and labeller systems are fitted with Pharmacode e and other component verification systems.

The new SV2 also incorporates an electrostatic counting system rather than a traditional visual system. This new system significantly increases its product sensitivity and enables it to detect and reject any minute physical characteristics of non-conforming products, such as broken tablets

The new high-speed line, which handles up to 55 bottles per minute, has been installed in a purpose built cubicle in Brecon’s new production facility, which operates under class 8 (ISO 14644-1) clean room conditions.

Commenting on the new line, Brecon’s Operations Director Andrew Billington said, “The new high speed system has proved extremely efficient in our initial production runs. During the validation process we found that the advanced detection facility was even able to detect product that had been exposed to any moisture though being held in a bare hand or left exposed to the atmosphere. The new SV2 is valuable addition to our existing bottling line and has enhanced our speed and efficiency for customers on a wide range of bottle and cap designs.”

18 January 2021

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